Trust for America's Health http://kmuw.org en Brownback Says State’s Low Public Health Preparedness Ranking Too Harsh http://kmuw.org/post/brownback-says-state-s-low-public-health-preparedness-ranking-too-harsh <p>Gov. Sam Brownback and others in his administration are challenging a recent national report that ranked Kansas low for public health preparedness.</p><p>The critical report was issued by the non-profit Trust for America's Health. In it, Kansas and Montana tied for last place in rankings of public health preparedness. That means the state isn't as prepared as others to respond to public health threats, such as infectious diseases, food-borne illnesses, bio-terrorism, even extreme weather events.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2013 15:46:23 +0000 Jim McLean & Kansas Health Institute 10704 at http://kmuw.org